Charles and Matilda Ritter Memorial Fund


To provide scholarships to financially deserving church members currently enrolled, full time, in associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or certification programs at accredited, post-secondary schools.

Scholarship Amounts

Scholarship amounts (minimum $500) and the number of awards will vary based on availability of funds and applicant credentials.


Scholarships are generally awarded in August after a copy of the fall tuition bill has been submitted to the Scholarship Committee.


A scholarship applicant must be an active member of Schwarzwald United Church of Christ for at least two years, must have completed at least two semesters and/or 24 credits at an accredited post-secondary school, or one year of technical/trade school, and must be in good academic standing with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.

Application Procedures

  1. The Scholarship Application Form can be submitted online between April 1 and July 1 during the year of the application.

  2. A scholarship applicant may apply only once a year and must fill out a new application for each year.

  3. The completed application must include the grade transcript from the post-secondary school and should be addressed as follows:

Schwarzwald United Church of Christ

Attn: Scholarship Committee

75 Church Lane Road

Reading, PA 19606